Chris Calvi-Freeman

Councillor - Eastern Ward

Wellington City Council

Chris Calvi-Freeman is a transport planning professional, with extensive experience in transport policy, public transport design & management, traffic engineering, and sustainable transport development. Chris led the team responsible for the Wellington region’s public transport in the early 1990s and designed the Wellington bus network that operated successfully from 1991 to 2018. In Australia, Chris was a senior manager in the NSW Transport Management Centre, responsible for traffic management & transport coordination for the Sydney 2000 Games and beyond. In London, as Head of Transport for the London Borough of Hounslow, he designed and oversaw a range of award-winning sustainable transport and traffic management schemes. Chris has been portfolio leader for transport at Wellington City Council since the 2016 election and is working alongside the Mayor of Wellington as the city’s representatives on the governance group for the tripartite Let’s Get Wellington Moving initiative.